Peoria’s Evergreen Square purchasing heart may well before long have new tenants

  • Non-regular tenants may possibly be key to Evergreen Square’s future.

PEORIA — These days, not significantly about Evergreen Square is evergreen.

The Peoria searching middle, constructed in the mid-1980s, has turn out to be pale and dated. And vacant, for the most aspect.

But there are some signs of everyday living in the strip shopping mall at the northwest corner of Lake Avenue and Sheridan Street. At the very least two new firms are prepared for Evergreen Square, in accordance to metropolis officers and others.

Proper now, nevertheless, Evergreen Square activity is not uncomplicated to discern.

“It truly is unhappy,” Peoria resident Jitendra Pinkney reported. “It feels like the entire city’s type of in a downfall right now.”

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Pinkney spoke a short while ago as she sat at the rear of the wheel of a minivan parked in entrance of a lengthy-shuttered Kmart keep on the west side of Evergreen Square.